Air Products wins supply contract with China’s Henan XLX Fertilizer

14 March 2012 09:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Air Products announced on Wednesday it has signed a long-term contract with China’s Henan XLX Fertilizer and will build an air separation unit (ASU) and integrated gas liquefier in Henan province.

The ASU will produce approximately 2,000 tonnes/day of gaseous oxygen for Henan XLX’s expanding fertilizer facility, according to a statement from the US-based firm.

According to a source from Henan XLX, the facility has a 200,000 tonne/year nitrogen phosphorous potassium (NPK) plant and an 800,000 tonne/year urea plant at Xinxiang in Henan.

The construction of the NPK plant will be completed in late March this year, while the urea plant will be started up in 2013, the source said.

The liquefier will produce over 250 tonnes/day of liquid products, including oxygen, nitrogen and argon, for the region’s growing merchant gases market.

Both the ASU and the liquefier are expected to come on stream in 2013, the statement said.

Henan XLX Fertilizer, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of China XLX Fertilizer, is the largest fertilizer producer in the province and the fourth largest coal-based urea producer in China.

Air Products provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment and technology.

By: Dolly Wu
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